0191 5842142

St. Michael's Church

Parish Priest: Fr Marc Lyden-Smith (In residence at St. Mary Magdalen’s, Seaham: Telephone (0191) -5812368 or email sunderlandpriest@outlook.com
Retired Priest in residence at St. Michael’s: Fr Bill O’Gorman
Parish Deacon: Rev. Richard McLaughlin
For all enquires for both churches, please contact the Parish Secretary, Pat Dawson, on (0191) -5842142 and St.Michael’s email: st.michaels@sky.com

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Reflection for this Sunday:

When is that last time you have been so moved, so convinced, so utterly awe- struck by something that your only response was “give this to me always”? I’ve been reflecting on this question for the past fifteen months—during which many of us were separated from the things we love most: family, friends and, of course, Mass. I am sure you found yourself in the situation of the crowd from today’s reading as you watched Mass on a laptop or smart phone, I am sure you that some of you prayed, “Give me this, always. I need it, Lord. I miss it. When can I have it again?” I suspect that many of us have had the same struggles during this difficult year. Those struggles, and that craving for what really matters in our lives, are what make today’s readings so compelling. “The Bread of Life Discourse” (as this portion of the Gospel of John is called) is famous and profound—it tells us so much about our relationship with God. God desires an intimate, personal relationship with us. God wants to feed us with “food that endures for eternal life” (John 6:27). God wants to give life to the world by giving each of us life. God wants to dwell within us. “The bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world” (John 6:33), Jesus says after sharing with the crowd that he will give them food that will endure for eternal life.

Watch Online... 

Fr. Marc live streams Mass from St. Mary Magdalene in SeahamSUNDAY'S at 9.30am on Facebook.

It will then be available to view here, shortly afterwards (click the link below) and on  Youtube too with previous Masses, see below and subscribe to Fr. Marc's channel :

Masses this week

Regular Mass services:

Weekend Masses 

Saturday Vigil Mass at 6pm
Sunday morning Mass at 11am

Weekday Masses

Friday 10 am Morning

Prayer and reflection

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: 30 min's before Mass
Private prayer and reflection: each Tuesday from 10.30am-12.30pm

General information 

COVID-19- restricted Mases, Further information.

Weddings, funerals and religious, belief-based or commemorative events linked to someone’s death are all subject to limits on the numbers that can attend, and weddings and civil ceremonies may only take place in exceptional circumstances.

Face coverings must be worn in places of worship, unless you are exempt. This is now law.

Our  Diocese

Bishop Robert continues to provide updates regarding the re-opening of our churches which can be seen on the Diocesan Website www.rcdhn.org.uk

St Mary's Cathedral in Newcastle are continuing with live streaming Masses.

Normal Sunday Mass is at 11:30am and every Weekday Mass at 12.05 pm.

St. Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle YOUTUBE 

Our Partnership

A partnership is a group of parishes agreeing to work together to share resources, both human and material, to become stronger and better equipped for furthering the Kingdom of God. They offer our Diocese unlimited potential as we seek to ensure viable and flourishing communities of people who want to deepen their commitment to Jesus and witness to him in our world. 

St Michael's will become part of the Partnership of St Mary the Virgin, joining parishes in Seaham, Murton, Thornley, Peterlee, Horden and Hutton House, Blackhall.

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Location and contacts 


Use this handy map to find us or the details below to contact us for more information about our Parish.

St. Michael's Catholic Church
Durham Road
Tyne and Wear

0191 5842142